Construction has always produced its own leaders, who in a time of struggle come to the fore. Jerry Hicks' support of the sparks is laudable, as is the support and solidarity coming from all quarters of the movement.
The danger with this situation is that it becomes about Jerry Hicks and not about a group of workers being savagely squeezed by bosses in an industry that has a long shameful history of turning over its workers.
|Construction Workers at Network Rail’s Thameslink |
site in Blackfriars Protest Against Enforced Pay Cuts
To the sparks in struggle I say look to yourselves for the leadership and steering of your own dispute, while we, the movement, take our instructions from you as to where and when you want our support.